Organization: Coaching Corps

Location: Oakland or Los Angeles, CA

Express Interest

About Coaching Corps:

Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give kids in underserved communities the sports mentors they want and deserve. By partnering with more than 200 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach.

Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, self-regulation, and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure girls and boys in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. Based in Oakland, California, Coaching Corps is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The organization recruits and trains volunteers from college campuses, local communities and civic organizations who are as passionate about kids as they are about sports and places them into afterschool programs serving low-income communities.

To date, Coaching Corps has served 134,000 kids by training and supporting 12,000 coaches with hundreds of afterschool sports programs. Coaching Corps works with 43 university campuses across America and every year, provides over 2,600 volunteer coaches to serve nearly 30,000 kids. Coaching Corps operates throughout California, Boston, Baltimore, Orlando, and Atlanta, and has an ambitious growth plan to build the capacity of afterschool programs to double its reach to 65,000 kids annually.

More information about Coaching Corps can be found at www.coachingcorps.org

The Opportunity:

At this exciting point in the organization’s growth, Coaching Corps seeks an entrepreneurial, strategic, and solutions-oriented Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join its executive team to lead the organization’s financial and human resources operations. This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned, hands-on finance and administrative professional with the drive and enthusiasm to develop and implement infrastructure systems needed to support substantial growth in the organization’s impact over the next five to 10 years.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will have oversight for an operating budget that is currently $5.5 million, but is in a state of significant growth due to the ongoing expansion of the organization. S/he will build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/ financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal and risk management, human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure. As a member of the executive team (Executive Vice President and the Chief of Staff), the CFO will support the development of an organization-wide culture of mutual accountability to results, data-driven decision making, collaboration, experimentation, and learning.

A primary function of the role will be to work effectively as a thought partner to the CEO, Board of Directors, and executive team to set goals and direction, manage emerging strategic and operational issues, facilitate cross-department collaboration, plan for Coaching Corps’ expansion to multiple new sites both locally and in other cities, and nurture the organization’s culture and values.

The CFO will serve as a key resource across constituents and will be highly effective in translating complex financial data into understandable concepts that allows for effective decision making. With impeccable interpersonal skills, the CFO will establish and cultivate excellent working and meaningful relationships with staff, the executive team, board members, external partners, and vendors.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • The CFO will play a critical role in the development and implementation of the financial systems and strategies of the organization. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will serve as a thought partner and provide financial and strategic support to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in order to support Coaching Corps’ long-term growth and financial viability.

Financial Services

  • Direct accounting to safeguard assets, ensure efficiency, maintain accounting records, set and track financial metrics, disseminate financial reports to stakeholders, plan for future activities, and promote the use of financial information in decision making.
  • Develop and supervise direct reports, including the Accounting Manager, and the Senior Accountant to maintain financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Oversee short and long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with Coaching Corps’ business plan.
  • Lead the formulation of mathematical modeling and forecasting methods, and revenue/expense analysis to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making.

Talent Management

  • Supervise an HR Manager, who will be responsible for HR activities, and who will work with the Chief of Staff to identify talent growth trajectories and support employees to excel.
  • Oversee the administration of compensation, employee benefits, performance management systems, and employee safety programs.

Operations

  • Direct the management of office facilities and equipment across multiple locations.
  • Supervise Office Manager, who will be responsible for day-to-day office functions.
  • Oversee purchasing, facilities maintenance, and management of lease and service contracts with external vendors.

Risk Management

  • Lead the identification of organizational risks and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Analyze contracts, grant agreements, and other agreements with an eye on risks.
  • Oversee organizational insurances, including relationships with external vendors.

Core Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have least eight years of professional experience, including serving as a member of the executive team, acting as a thought partner to lead significant growth, and managing the finance and administration of a high-growth $5 million to $20 million organization (preference given to nonprofit experience). S/he will be a self-starter and will have experience driving the analytic framework for planning and organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization.

This professional will have the ability to balance strategic thinking with hands on day-to-day operations. A strong complement to the CEO, the CFO will be relied upon for their proven leadership capabilities, good business judgment, an analytical mindset, great capacity for flexibility and adaptability to shifting priorities or needs, and sound and influential decision-making abilities. The CFO will bring a balance of strong risk management skills with a solutions-oriented mindset. Furthermore, this leader will be integral in shaping a positive and collaborative internal culture and will address opportunities and challenges in this area as Coaching Corps grows and evolves.

A Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance is required.

Additionally, the successful candidate will have the following professional competencies and personal characteristics:

Strategic Leadership & Management

In partnership with the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer will have the ability to develop and implement clear, action-oriented, innovative strategies aimed towards elevating the overall finance and HR functions of Coaching Corps. Building a strong support services department, s/he will enhance staff morale with the leadership capacity to build, nurture, and retain a strong team of professionals that is focused on excellence, accountability, and efficiency. Critical to success in this role, the CFO will be flexible in adjusting as priorities emerge and change; s/he will be a nimble problem-solver, able to balance multiple tasks efficiently and effectively. The CFO will have a high level of business acumen and judgment, with the ability to make practical, realistic, data driven, and timely decisions. S/he will understand, analyze, and interpret complex problems and utilize appropriate approaches to achieve sustainable solutions with the sophistication to be creative in identifying and developing new strategies to ‘get things done.’

Expertise in Finance and Operations

The Chief Financial Officer will have had strategic oversight over finance and operations with a measurable track record of success in developing and implementing strategies, policies, and processes. The CFO will be knowledgeable of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for nonprofits and of financial management and accounting, including cost/benefit analysis and financial modeling, employment law, legal, audit, compliance, budgeting, and human resources practices. The CFO will proactively identify and implement solutions to improve programmatic and financial results by employing mathematical modeling and optimizing techniques. This leader will be technologically savvy with the ability to partner with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems to increase efficiencies. This executive will have demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems. This leader will be skilled at evaluating, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial and HR policies and procedures.

Relationship Building, Collaboration, & Communication

The Chief Financial Officer will have excellent people skills and will lead by developing strong working and interpersonal relationships across all levels of a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic organization. With strong facilitation and negotiation skills, the CFO will possess the ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, including the Board of Directors, the executive team, staff, and external partners. S/he will be a natural bridge-builder internally and an effective networker who seeks relationships that further Coaching Corps’ mission and vision plan. The CFO will effectively share information with any appropriate individuals, keeping the CEO and others up-to-date on matters related to overall finance and operations priorities or needs. The CFO will be able to synthesize divergent views and coalesce all constituents around a shared plan, and will work to establish regular, structured communication across the organization.

Passion for the Mission

The Chief Finance Officer will have a passion and commitment for the mission, history, and vision for Coaching Corps, and a desire to continue to elevate the profile and national footprint. S/he will understand how the role of CFO contributes to the overall mission. Driven by the mission, s/he will influence the culture and impact of Coaching Corps through the modeling and adoption of best practices. The CFO will be an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values, treating others with respect.

Contact:

Coaching Corps has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Michelle Bonoan and Medelene Beasley. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here, or email Michelle and Medelene at the following:

Michelle R.S. Bonoan
Managing Director
mbonoan@koyapartners.com

Medelene Beasley
Principal
mbeasley@koyapartners.com

Coaching Corps is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or status as a veteran.  Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and business needs.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership is a national retained executive search and human capital-consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.